Report on the physical, bacteriological and biochemical analyses of seawater samples collected off existing sewage outfalls in the Sierra Leone River Estuary

Institute of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (1980) Report on the physical, bacteriological and biochemical analyses of seawater samples collected off existing sewage outfalls in the Sierra Leone River Estuary. Bulletin of the Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 4(2), pp. 1-52.

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Abstract

The studies reported were undertaken as part of a wide environmental feasibility study for the establishment of a modern sewage system in Freetown. The aim of this part of the study was to determine whether the hydrological regime of the Sierra Leone River Estuary would permit the large-scale introduction of sewage into the estuary without damaging the environment. The important factors were whether: 1) there would be sufficient dilution of the sewage; 2) fleatable particles or other substances would create significant adverse effects in the estuarine ecosystem. The outfall sites are described together with the sampling stations, methods and analyses. Results include: 1) T/S profiles; 2) chemical analysis of the water. A review of literature on the Sierra Leone River Estuary is included which provides information on the plankton, benthos and fisheries. Results suggest that at certain points where local circulations occur it would be inadvisable to locate untreated sewage outfalls. Such points are frequently observed in small embayments. These studies have been of short duration but the data can serve as baseline for more extended investigations which would give a more complete picture of the seasonal patterns in the estuary.

Item Type: Article
Title: Report on the physical, bacteriological and biochemical analyses of seawater samples collected off existing sewage outfalls in the Sierra Leone River Estuary
Corporate Creator/Author: Institute of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Journal or Publication Title: Bulletin of the Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-52
Date: 1980
Issuing Agency: University of Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography
Additional Information: Edited by I.W.O. Findlay
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sierra Leone; baseline studies; benthos environmental impact; fisheries; hydrology; literature reviews; plankton; water analysis
Subjects: Fisheries
Biology
Environment
Chemistry
Item ID: 4120
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 08:26
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4120

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